Boredom, Stress, Disappointment… How Can I Cope?

You’ve heard the phrase “It’s easier said than done.”, right?

Well, the simple answer is: find a purpose in life which will bring you joy and count your blessings every day.

Sounds simple, right? But, that’s so much easier said than done.

How do you find your purpose when you’ve been lost in the daily purpose of finding your next fix? If it’s been so long since you’ve had hobbies, try new things, go new places. There will be certain things you find that you enjoy. Maybe try a one-day volunteer project. This will allow you to meet new people and give back.

This will also help with the suggestion of counting your blessings because you can always hear a story of someone who’s had a tougher road than you.

You know, some days are hard; some days all you may be able to list are things like: I’m thankful I can see, hear, etc; I’m thankful I can walk; I’m thankful I have a place to live.

Whatever it is, be thankful.

Counting your blessings will get easier, and you’ll find the more you count them, the more you find. When a disappointment or setback strikes, you may fall back and find it more difficult. But, you will find strength if you forge ahead and keep trying.

Addicts tend to do is fall back into old habits when the going gets rough; don’t!

Stick with it.

Get support.

Hopefully, this includes professional support such as counseling or a 12-step program. Life happens; it happens to all of us. But, there are some basics we all lean on to cope. These are some of what we shared here.  All of us experience pain, disappointment, boredom, and stress. Life is fair and distributes that to all of us. We have a choice in how we handle the cards life has dealt us.